Paks, Hungary orders 10 electric Solaris buses

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The city of Paks, located in the central part of Hungary, has ordered 10 zero-emission electric buses from Solaris: six Solaris Urbino 12 electric vehicles and four 8.9-meter electric buses with five stationary chargers. LE electric will be delivered to Hungary within 11 months of signing the contract. The first electric buses in the city of Paks are also the first electric buses delivered by Solaris to Hungary.

European Commission opens investigation into proposed public support for Samsung SDI battery plant in Hungary

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The European Commission has opened an in-depth investigation to assess whether Hungary's plans to grant €108 million of public support to Samsung SDI for investing in the expansion of its battery cell production facility in Göd (Hungary) is in line with EU rules on regional State aid. In 2018, Hungary notified the Commission of its plans to grant €108 million of public support for the project.

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Audi building 160,000 m2 photovoltaic system for Gy?r, Hungary plant

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Together with E.ON, Audi is building a solar energy park on the roofs of the two logistics centers of its plant in Gy?r r covering about 160,000 square meters. This will create Europe’s largest photovoltaic system installed on a building at the Audi Hungaria plant in Gy?r. The system will have a peak output of 12 megawatts. Construction work will start in August 2019 and renewable energy generation will start at the beginning of next year.

UQM Technologies powers first all-electric mini bus in Hungary

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in Hungary. UQM Technologies Inc. continues to broaden its global customer base, with a UQM PowerPhase electric motor and controller systems being used to power an all-electric mini bus built by Inter Tan-ker Ltd. This is the first all-electric mini bus to be approved for use by the Hungarian National Transport Authority. The Inter Tan-ker mini bus, equipped with the PowerPhase HD Select 150 drive system, has a reported range of nearly 300 kilometers (185 miles).

GS Yuasa to set up SLI lithium-ion battery plant in Hungary

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GS Yuasa Corporation will establish a manufacturing subsidiary company, GS Yuasa Hungary Ltd. in Hungary and build a new plant for lithium-ion batteries. Lithium-ion batteries will be assembled in a new plant with lithium-ion cells made in Japan. These batteries will be used for SLI (Starting, Lighting, and Ignition) applications which are expected to be expanded in the European market. GS Yuasa will also consider manufacturing lithium-ion cells in this plant in future.

Samsung SDI completes EV battery plant construction in Hungary; global production tripod

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Samsung SDI has completed construction of its electric vehicle (EV) battery plant in Hungary. Through construction of the Hungary plant, Samsung SDI sets up a global electric vehicle batteries production tripod with plants in Ulsan, South Korea and Xian, China. State-of-the-art technology of Samsung SDI will be applied to batteries to be made in this plant in Hungary.

Samsung SDI building Li-ion battery plant in Hungary; global triangular production structure

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Samsung SDI has decided to use Hungary as its Li-ion battery production base in Europe. The new facility in Hungary will enable Samsung SDI to establish a global triangular production structure along with existing plants in Ulsan, Korea and Xian, China. The company initially built the plant in Hungary in 2001 to manufacture cathode ray tubes (CRTs) and remodeled it for PDP production several years thereafter.

Audi building geothermal plant for factory in Gy?r, Hungary; 60% of total heat requirements

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Audi is building a geothermal plant in Pér, close to the Audi Hungaria factory in Gy?r. After going into operation in just over a year, it will supply the company with at least 82,000 megawatt hours of geothermal energy per year and will cover about 60% of total heat requirements. For the project, Audi Hungaria Motor Kft. signed a long-term contract on the supply of heat energy with the Hungarian company “DDEnergy.”

Put the EV in the garage: Solar driveways could power entire households

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Now a Hungary-based company is bringing these two technologies even closer together with solar driveways. Electric cars and solar power are a perfect combination. Charging an electric car from a solar array reduces its overall carbon footprint.

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Electric cars too small? Drive two!

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Tags: Electric cars Hybrid cars Antro electric Hungary hybrid Solo two

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Refineries in the Americas produce a greater share of gasoline per barrel of crude oil than refineries in other world regions

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OECD Europe: Austria; Belgium; Czech Republic; Denmark; Estonia; Finland; France; Germany; Greece; Hungary; Iceland; Ireland; Italy; Latvia; Lithuania; Luxembourg; Netherlands; Switzerland; Norway; Poland; Portugal; Slovak Republic; Slovenia; Spain; Sweden; Turkey; United Kingdom. When processing petroleum, refineries can produce products in varying amounts to meet regional demands.

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Samsung Hungarian battery plant to open in 2018, perhaps for BMW electric cars?

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One of the major players is Korean firm Samsung SDI, which is reportedly planning to open a new battery plant in Hungary. Anticipated increases in electric-car production in 2018 and later now have battery suppliers scrambling to add manufacturing capacity. However, it is unclear which electric cars the new plant's lithium-ion cells are intended. Europe Manufacturing Batteries plug-in cars Samsung

Nobina selects 13 BYD eBus electric buses for far-north operation

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Manufactured at BYD’s production facility in Komárom, Hungary, Nobina’s latest order has been specified with optional luggage racks. BYD, Europe’s leading electric bus manufacturer, received an order for a further 13 eBuses from Nobina—the principal bus operator in Sweden and the Nordic region.

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Hyundai Motorsport begins testing with Veloster N ETCR electric racer

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The days in Hungary were only the start of an extensive testing program for the coming months. Hyundai Motorsport has completed the first on-track running with the new Veloster N ETCR, the company’s first electric race car project. Unveiled earlier this month at IAA in Frankfurt, the Veloster N ETCR is the first electric racing car to be built by Hyundai Motorsport. The mid-mounted motor and rear-wheel-drive layout are also firsts for the Alzenau, Germany based team.

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Audi trials new digital sealing process at Gy?r paint shop

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r, Hungary, Audi is testing a new method of body sealing. At its paint shop in Gy?r, Before a car is given its paint finish, a paste-like sealing material is applied to areas such as the weld seams. This improves vehicle acoustics, guards against corrosion and seals off the interior. The new method grants complete freedom in determining the thickness and width of material to be applied. This makes it possible to apply the sealing material more quickly and with supreme precision.

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Nissan has more than 550 electric taxis on European roads

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Hungary. based in Budapest, has purchased 65 Nissan LEAFs in a bid to become Hungary’s largest zero-emission fleet. With more than 550 electric taxis on European roads, Nissan is now Europe’s best-selling manufacturer of 100% electric taxis. During 2015, more than 100 electric vehicles were delivered to taxi companies across Europe.

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4Q 2019: EU diesel demand continues to drop while gasoline gains; plug-ins up 80.5% y-o-y

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digit gains were also seen in Belgium (+17.7%), Slovenia (+18.2%), Hungary (+18.4%), Sweden (+30.5%) and Romania (+31.1%). In the last quarter of 2019, EU demand for diesel cars further decreased , dropping to 29.5%

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PRoPART project successfully demonstrates highly accurate positioning solution for automotive use

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The self-driving truck was supplied by Scania, with Hungary-based V2X company Commsignia providing in the C-ITS technology.

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Audi Brussels to produce exclusively e-tron quattro SUV, battery packs; A1 production moving to Spain

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The Audi Q3, currently produced in Spain, will be built in Győr (Hungary) in the future. The site in Hungary already produces four Audi models: the Audi A3 Sedan, the Audi A3 Cabriolet, the Audi TT and the Audi TT Roadster. As of 2018, Audi Brussels will produce exclusively the commercial version of Audi’s e-tron quattro battery-electric SUV ( earlier post ). The plant will also produce its own battery packs.

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FISKER AUTOMOTIVE PARTNERS WITH MAJOR EUROPEAN AUTO RETAIL GROUP

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Today, Fisker Automotive announces that they have selected the Emil Frey Group as a distributor in Europe, with locations in Switzerland, Germany, France, the Czech Republic , Hungary and Poland. Fisker Automotive continues to attract an impressive list of auto dealers in North America and Europe. Tesla Motors currently has three

Valeo, Siemens JV for high-voltage electric powertrains starts operation: Valeo Siemens eAutomotive GmbH

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The joint company will include R&D centers in France (Cergy-Pontoise); Germany (Erlangen, Bad Neustadt); Norway (Drammen); and China (Shanghai) as well as plants in Germany (Erlangen, Bad Neustadt); Hungary (Veszprem); Poland (Czechowice); and China (Changzhou, Shenzen and Tianjin). The Valeo and Siemens joint venture dedicated to high-voltage powertrains ( earlier post ) has begun operation.

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IONITY partners with Shell, OMV, Tank & Rast and Circle K on sites for high-power charging network; 18 countries, >200 sites

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By joining forces with Shell, IONITY will be able to install its fast charging infrastructure at sites throughout ten European countries: Belgium, France, Great Britain, the Netherlands, Austria, Poland, Slovakia, Slovenia, the Czech Republic and Hungary. IONITY is working with the Austrian company OMV on the roll-out of a fast charging infrastructure in Austria, Slovenia, the Czech Republic and Hungary.

Samsung SDI showcases range of new EV battery tech at Frankfurt

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Samsung SDI constructed an EV battery plant in Hungary in May, completing its worldwide production tripod with plants in Ulsan, South Korea and Xian, China. Samsung SDI is showcasing a range of battery technology for EVs at the Frankfurt Motor Show. The multifunctional battery pack allows users to change the number of modules as they want as if they place books on a shelf. For example, if 20 modules are installed in a premium car, it can go 600 to 700 kilometers.

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ACEA: EU commercial vehicle registrations: down 23.2% in Q1 2020; -47.3% in March

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With the exception of Hungary, which posted a more modest decline than other countries, all EU markets saw double-digit percentage drops last month, including the major ones. In March 2020, demand for new commercial vehicles fell by 47.3% across the EU, as measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19 lead to the closure of dealerships, according to the ACEA (European Automobile Manufacturers Association).

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Global Gas Prices | Hybrid Sales

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Hungary. sales of hybrid SUVs and other fuel efficient vehicles will prove interesting to watch this year, especially if fuel prices remain relatively low. Expert predictions about where oil and gas prices are headed vary widely.

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Study finds significant proportion of childhood asthma cases may be attributable to air pollution

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The 18 European countries covered in the study are Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Lithuania, the Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and the United Kingdom.

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Audi begins construction of first North American plant

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r (Hungary); Bratislava (Slovakia); Changchun (China); Aurangabad (India); Martorell (Spain); and Jakarta (Indonesia). Audi has begun construction on a more than €900-million plant, comprising a press shop, body shop and assembly line in San José Chiapa, Mexico—the company’s first plant in North America. Starting in mid-2016, the plant will produce the successor generation of the successful Audi Q5 SUV.

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JATO Dynamics: in decline of Euro new car market, electrified vehicles increase share to almost 13%

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In terms of market share, electrified vehicles represented 75% of all passenger cars registrations in Norway; 33% in Sweden; 31% in Finland; 22% in Netherlands; and 17% in Hungary. The decline of the European new car market has continued throughout February. According to JATO Dynamics data, 1,063,264 units were registered last month, compared to 1,143,852 in February 2019.

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Report: Suzuki broadening ties with Fiat with 1.6L diesel engine deal

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Suzuki plans to use the engines in the SX4, which the two jointly developed, at its assembly plant in Hungary. The Nikkei reports that Suzuki Motor Corp. is broadening its alliance with Fiat SpA, which will supply Suzuki with 1.6-liter diesel engines. The Italian automaker will supply an annual supply of 20,000 to 30,000 of the European-built engines. Fiat’s new diesel engine complies with the latest environmental regulations and also cuts manufacturing costs.

V4 countries form G4 Centre of Excellence for joint R&D in Generation-4 nuclear reactors

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Husinec, Czech Republic; MTA EK, Budapest, Hungary; NCBJ, ?wierk, The V4 is an alliance of four Central European states—Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland and Slovakia. The nuclear research institutes of the Visegrád Group countries (V4) (ÚJV ?ež ež a.s., wierk, Poland; and VUJE, a.s., Trnava, Slovakia) agreed to establish the V4G4 Centre of Excellence for performing joint research, development and innovation in the field of Generation-4 (G4) nuclear reactors.

Volkswagen Group to add 15 more plants to Industrial Cloud this year

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These include the plants at Brunswick, Emden, Hanover, Ingolstadt, Kassel, Leipzig, Neckarsulm, Salzgitter, Zuffenhausen and Zwickau (all in Germany), Martorell (Spain), Palmela (Portugal), Györ (Hungary), and Mladá Boleslav and Vrchlabi (Czech Republic). The Volkswagen Group is pushing ahead with the integration of its plants into the Volkswagen Industrial Cloud; the aim is to further improve the efficiency of the plants and reduce production costs. Earlier post.)

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Waze adds speed limits feature, planned drives

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Waze is rolling out the new feature first in Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Colombia, Czech Republic, El Salvador, France, Hungary, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Netherlands, New Zealand, Sweden, Switzerland, Trinidad, Tobago and Uruguay. Waze, the popular “connected driver” app that combines navigation with driver contributions on traffic, accidents and other road data, is adding a speed limit feature that will automatically notify drivers when they are exceeding the speed limit.

Samsung SDI shows high-energy density fast-charging cell for EVs; production targeted for 2021

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Samsung SDI initiated the construction of an automotive battery factory located in Hungary in August of last year, forming a triangular global operation: Korea, China and Europe. At the North American International Auto Show (NAIAS), Samsung SDI introduced a next-generation high-energy density battery cell that could lead to EV driving ranges of up to 600 km (373 miles) and that can fast charge in 20 minutes. The mass production of this product is slated for 2021.

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Audi newly to begin production in Brazil in 2015; $200M investment in Curitiba

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To achieve that target, the company is making large investments at its large production sites in Germany and Hungary and is significantly expanding its production network outside Europe. Beginning in 2105, Audi AG will produce the new Audi Q3 and the new A3 Sedan on the premises of Volkswagen’s Curitiba plant in São José dos Pinhais, Brazil. Audi had earlier produced in Curitiba between 1999 and 2006 (the A3), but the project at that time did not prove profitable for the company.

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Audi Hungaria starts series production of electric motors

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r, Hungary plant. Series production of electric motors officially started in Audi’s Gy?r, The electric motors are produced on floor space of 8,500 square meters using an innovative modular assembly production concept.

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Ford Focus 1.0L EcoBoost model accounts for 23.3% of Focus orders in April in Europe

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The Euro 19 markets are: Austria, Belgium, Britain, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Spain, Sweden and Switzerland. Across Europe, more than 4,700 customers ordered a Focus 1.0-liter EcoBoost in April, accounting for 23.3% of the Ford Focus models in Europe’s major 19 markets.

EEA: average CO2 emissions from new cars and new vans in Europe increased in 2018

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Higher sales in Poland (+46%), Croatia (+28%) and Hungary (+21%) were accompanied by lower sales in Italy (-6%) and Spain (-5%). According to provisional data published by the European Environment Agency (EEA), the average CO 2 emissions from new passenger cars registered in the European Union (EU) in 2018 increased for the second consecutive year, reaching 120.4 grams of CO 2 per kilometer. For the first time, the average CO 2 emissions from new vans also increased.

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Euro car market has best H1 of century; diesels down 17%; AFVs up 31% for 5.4% of total; SUVs booming

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But it was the positive economic situation across the continent that boosted results, JATO said, as midsize markets such as the Netherlands, Poland and Sweden all posted increases, and smaller markets like Hungary, Greece, Romania, Croatia and Lithuania similarly posted significant increases.

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Mercedes-Benz to invest ~€500M to produce electric compact EQ model at Hambach plant

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The production network of the new generation of compact cars includes the plant in Kecskemét, Hungary, the BBAC production site in Beijing, the COMPAS plant in Aguascalientes (Mexico) as well as the Finnish manufacturing service provider Valmet Automotive. Mercedes-Benz Cars is expanding its production capacities for electric cars in Europe.

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DAF trucks showcases electric and hybrid trucks at IAA CV

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DAF Trucks is the heavy duty market leader in The Netherlands, Hungary, United Kingdom, Poland, Belgium, Romania, the Czech Republic and Bulgaria, and is Europe’s market leader in the tractor segment.

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Opel introducing new 1.6L diesel engine family; fuel consumption reduced by up to 10%, Euro 6 compliant

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CDTI ECOTEC will be manufactured at the same “flex plant” as the new 1.6-liter gasoline engine, in Szentgotthard in Hungary. The 1.6-liter CDTI Ecotec diesels will replace existing 1.7-liter engines and certain lower powered versions of the 2.0-liter range. Click to enlarge. Opel is introducing a new four-cylinder, 1.6-liter turbo-diesel engine as part of the fundamental renewal of its powertrain portfolio.

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Toray to enter large tow carbon fiber business via $584M acquisition of Zoltec; wind and automotive markets

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Zoltek entered into large tow carbon fiber business in 1988, and acquired textile acrylic fiber plants in Hungary and Mexico in 1996 and 2007 respectively, and has been promoting development of large tow carbon fiber application and demand. Toray Industries, Inc. is acquiring Zoltek Companies, Inc. for approximately $584 million ($16.75 per share).

EEA report finds more action needed to protect Europe’s most vulnerable citizens from air pollution, noise and extreme temperatures

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Eastern European regions (including Poland, Slovakia, Hungary, Romania and Bulgaria) and regions in southern Europe (including Spain, Portugal, Italy and Greece), where incomes and education are lower and unemployment rates higher than European averages, were more exposed to air pollutants including particulate matter (PM) and ground level ozone (O 3 ).

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